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Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
be determined. two banks have paid fines. >> tom: boeing's dreamliner jet remains in service tonight even as federal regulators have opened a top to bottom review of the plane. the federal aviation administration announced the safety review after at least four separate incidents with the new planes this week, problems that have shaken the confidence of some shareholders. >> reporter: this is the most recent problem for boeing's newest and most complex aircraft, a cracked windshield on a 787 in japan today. but it was problems earlier this week like an auxiliary battery fire on board an empty 787 in boston that got the attention of safety regulators. >> this review will cover the critical systems of the aircraft including the design, manufacturing and assembly. >> reporter: the action comes 15 months after the dreamliner was cleared for take-off by regulators and came into service. the plane had been eagerly anticipated by the airline industry. it uses lightweight carbon composite material more than other passenger planes. it also relies more on electrical systems instead of m
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
you very much. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour: the faa's decision to examine the boeing 787 dreamliner; the buzz on cutting edge technology; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the death toll in a double bombing on a billiards hall in pakistan rose to 86 today. shiites were the target, and today some people refused to bury their dead in protest, demanding the government protect them better. the twin bombings were the worst in a series of attacks yesterday that killed a total of 120 people. in syria, rebel fighters captured control of a major air base in the northwestern part of the country. they seized helicopters and other weapons at the taftanaz base in idlib province. it's the largest military site they've taken so far. meanwhile, in geneva, u.n. envoy lakhdar brahimi met with u.s. and russian diplomats in a search for a political solution in syria. he said later that prospects appear grim. france intervened in mali today to stem an offensive by islamic rebels linked to al qaeda. within hours of arrivi
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
another nightmare for the dreamliner appeared in another of the boeing 787's is being cancelled, this time to break problems occurred this is the third incident in two days. it has raised safety worries about the aircraft. here's a report from new york. >> in grounded, the 787 dreamliner was bound for it had to be sent back to the gate -- bound for tokyo. it had to be sent back to the gate because of the problem with the brakes. on tuesday, a fuel leak caused japan airlines to cancel take off of one of its 787 jets in boston. a day earlier at the same airport, a battery pack caught fire on an empty plain. speaking of the battery incident, boeing said it is cooperating with the relevant safety authorities and before providing more detail, we will give our technical teams the time they need to do a thorough job and ensure we are dealing with facts, not speculation. boeing's stock price fell on the news after years -- and after years of delays, the dreamliner went into operation in late 2011. now some question how safe is the 787. >> it is something the ntsb will take a very careful look at.
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am PST
boeing shares. we'll have more on that in tonight's "market focus." the dow fell 55 points, the nasdaq lost seven, the s&p was down nearly five points. happening with the new government being there. europe -- in fact, i think it is a surprise for many because it is muddling through, and it will probably continue to muddle through for a while. but it has been muddling through okay. one of the indicators that always use is italy interest rates, and the 10-year bond rates. the beginning of last year, almost 7%. end of last year, 4 and change. and the u.s. -- we have seen some growth in the u.s. last year, and we believe we have, if we avoid to hit the fiscal ceiling, the debt ceiling -- if we avoid that, we have it in our hands, and we can generate positive growth. we are seeing some good indications in the markets that have pretty much the debt here in the u.s. the building and construction market. for four years it has been dead. now suddenly we see it is coming back to life. this will only be coming back to life if we send strong comfortable messages and not have a discussion ab
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. right now, the boeing 787 is not exactly living the dream. it instead after years of delays, the most technologically advanced airliner has hit some bumps. monday, a fire ignited on board the airplane in boston, and there's been an oily, problems with the brake system, and a cracked a cockpit window. today it was announced the faa would review the airplane, but the authorities stress their belief in its safety. are these just bumps to the road or part of a big problem? joining me earlier, i spoke with paul, who is an expert in aviation. thank you very much for coming in. there is a mixed message from the u.s. regulators. they say the airplane is safe, but they are reviewing its safety. what do you make of that? >> i think the faa wants to assure the public this airplane has met the standards. they're putting together a team to look at it. none of these events look connected. any new aircraft faces these kinds of problems often. when the 777 was introduced, it had problems. it has flown 17 years without a fatality. the 1-380 had cracks in its wings, a very serious on contained eng
PBS
Jan 5, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by boeing. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. nothing says bipartisan cooperation like ringing in the new year by counting down to a midnight vote to raise taxes. by the time the fiscal cliff drama drew its only temporary conclusion this week, speaker boehner was pledging not to negotiate with president obama, president obama was promising not to negotiate over the debt limit, and vice president biden seemed like the only one left in a good mood. >> public service was never meant to be an easy living. extraordinary challenges demand extraordinary leadership. so if you've come here to see your name in the lights or to pass off a political victory as some accomplishment, you've come to the wrong place. the door is right behind you. >> i think most of our members, and we are never unanimous, but we do have
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator, gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. this week we got a peek at the obama administration's second-term priorities, at home and abroad. look for more disputes over the economy, foreign policy, defense cuts and gun control in the weeks to come. but for now, we take measure of the combatants. first, new treasury secretary jack lew -- a veteran of the clinton and obama white houses - who will succeed timothy geithner. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, "having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almos
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
: boeing. the company was out defending its marquee plane, the dreamliner 787, after three issues in as many days this week. shares rebounded 3.6%. volume doubled. today the chief engineer for the program expressed confidence the 787 is safe. the other big winner in the sector was industrial equipment maker danaher. shares are at an all-time high after the firm raised its financial forecast for the fourth quarter. among the health care stocks rallying was medical device maker stryker. it makes replacement knees and hips. preliminary quarterly results were encouraging after a recent slowdown blamed on weakness in europe. shares moved up to a new 52 week high. u.s. sales had been under pressure as well from insurance companies becoming more conservative in paying for elective replacement surgeries. the fight for clear-wire is on. clear-wire is a wireless broadband technology company. sprint owns half of the company and has offered to buy the rest, but dish network topped sprint's offer, as dish continues moving toward offering its own nationwide mobile phone service. the dish offer would
PBS
Jan 12, 2013 12:00am PST
review the results and pre- view a wave of big bank earnings coming out next week. >> tom: and boeing's 787 dreamliner undergoes a comprehensive safety review by federal regulators af(oqr severl problems surfaced this week. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: if you are sneezing andç feverish tonight, you're not alone. the flu has officially reached epidemic proportions in the united states. the centers for disease control and prevention say more than 7% of deaths last week were caused by pneumonia and the flu. it's expected to be the worst flu season in a decade. but it's not just a public health issue, there's the potential for a real economic
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